Katsuyori Shibata, who has not competed since 2017 due to a subdural hematoma injury, made his in-ring return during today’s NJPW G1 CLIMAX 31 Finals event.
Shibata faced off against Zack Sabre Jr, in a 5 minute exhibition match under UWF Rules, with the match going to a time limit draw. Post-match, Shibata and Sabre Jr shook hands, with Shibata stating that the next time he does anything, it will be an actual match.
Katsuyori Shibata wrestles Zack Sabre Jr. in New Japan ring NOW!!
Check it out on @njpwworld !
Watch LIVE, in ENGLISH!: https://t.co/T6k0aMXASD
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) October 21, 2021